The Illiberal Turn.: Aid Conditionalis and the Queering of Sexual Citizenship
2015 (English)In: lambda nordica, ISSN 1100-2573, no 1, 86-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
One can consider that there may be a hidden agenda behind Sweden’s previous Minister for International Development Cooperation, Hillevi Engström’s, sudden declaration to freeze aid to Uganda in the spring of 2014 (apart from fishing for votes among the Swedish LGBT community). In the history of same-sex sexuality Western governments and states have not voluntarily promoted LGBT rights, unless being pressured from below. Therefore, I will start this paper with examining how conditional aid to protect LGBT rights has been discussed in the LGBT movement in Sweden. I will then move on to discuss the problematic universal homosexual citizen, and continue with problematizing the illiberal turn when using aid conditionalis to promote ”queer” citizenship. Doing so I will apply the concept homotransnationalism – a modification of Jasbir Puar’s concept homonationalism (Puar 2007).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Södertörns högskola/Föreningen lambda nordica/, 2015. no 1, 86-100 p.
aid conditionalis, queer, post colonial, citizenship, human rights
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-115280DiVA: diva2:794655
ProjectsHomo-, bisexuella och transpersoners rättigheter som Mänskliga rättigheter? En idéhistorisk studie.
FunderRiksbankens Jubileumsfond, P2007-0449:1-E